Here are questions we hear a lot. Please feel free to contact us with any other questions you may have.
Q: How many participants do you take?
A: The Urban Edge young adult transition program only limits participants in residence, maxing out at 8. While we love to have a "full house" our first priority is making sure that we are a good fit for Participants and vice versa.
Q: What types of Participants does Urban Edge accept?
A: Urban Edge admits young adults, male or female, who are interested in forging lasting mentoring partnerships to help achieve healthy and sustainable success. We work with young adults from 18-28 years of age.
Q: What is the average length of stay?
A: Length of stay at Urban Edge is completely individualized, but our average usually falls between 6-12 months.
Q: Do clients have access to their phones, iPods and computers?
A: Yes, and we always encourage an appropriate balance of electronics use.
Q: Can participants leave the property?
A: As adults, participants are free to come and go at will.
Q: Do you offer classes?
A: Participants can take classes at any of the educational venues in Denver. Urban Edge also offers a variety of “in-house” classes according to current interests. Classes may range from music, to art, to cooking, to blogging.
Q: Is Urban Edge a 12-step program?
A: Urban Edge participants may apply the general principles of 12-step in their everyday life and attend NA/AA meetings as desired.
Q: What about wellness...do Participants have access to fitness equipment?
A: Yes. They have passes to the gym, city bikes, the ski shuttle and engage in a plethora of outdoor activities.
Q: Are there group activities for the participants?
A: Yes. Participants join in many activities depending on the season. These include: Kayaking, hiking, whitewater rafting, swimming, biking, skateboarding, snowboarding, rock-climbing, camping, concerts, culinary classes, and yoga.
Q: Do you screen for drug and alcohol use?
A: Yes. Substance screenings are administered when participants are under suspicion of use.
Q: Do participants have access to a psychiatrist?
A: Yes, Urban Edge has a consulting psychiatrist who can also assume medication management.